Hello my name is Dolly – Heartless Clones – is questioning the authenticity of digitized handwriting and its use.
The aim of digitizing a handwriting is most often the attempt to capture the personal factor within it. The description digitized handwriting already shows the inevitable contradiction. A handwriting does not exist in a digital form, it can only ever be a copy; a clone of the original.
What makes a handwriting personal and unique are its countless characteristics that can not be predictable and therefore not be programmed. Even though, these typefaces are mostly used with just exactly that intent; to express the personal touch in a design. Not saying that a digitized handwriting cannot develop its own value; they are used as if representing the original, in personal notes, quotes, love letters and so on. But does maybe precisely this, achieve the exact opposite effect than the one that was intended?
In – The Heartless Clone – a digitized handwriting is compared to a cloned animal, whos identity is also questioned to be unique or even real.